Shopping in the supermarket is becoming more and more expensive. Price comparison apps like “smhaggle” promise to be able to significantly reduce food prices. What’s behind the idea?
If you still want to save money after the price explosions at discounters like Aldi or Lidl, you should pay attention to offers. These often flutter into the house via advertising brochures. But if you don’t feel like a full mailbox or the tedious advertising show, you can simply install the new “smhaggle” app. It does that automatically for you.
What does smhaggle even mean?
The strange name is made up of the English terms “smart” and “haggle”, meaning clever haggling. The makers of the app promise savings of up to 30 percent when shopping for groceries, which should be an average of 1,200 euros per household per year, sounds great at first.
In the recently published version 2 smhaggle has matured a bit. The developers have built an optimized start page with more special offers, there is also a new discover page, a convenient product search, more comparability thanks to a larger shopping radius and an extended shopping list with the option of checking off products when shopping.
Amazon is now also included as a comparison for selected products. In this way, you can easily find out whether some products are worth buying online after all.
Shopping list with price comparison
Start the app and create a shopping list. It’s in good hands on the smartphone anyway. With a proximity search, you can always see exactly where your favorite products are cheapest. There is also a favorites function, which you can use to keep an eye on the price development of important products on a separate list.
The app always shows the exact price of the shopping cart. Once the purchase is complete, users should photograph the receipt and share the information. Because it is only through this feedback from the user that the currently valid prices are brought into the app. Cashback campaigns are intended to motivate people to do this, for example there is currently a 5 cent credit for each supermarket voucher uploaded.
Use additional functions in smhaggle
The app is smart, displays additional offers and, in addition to a targeted product search, also allows you to browse through categories. Targeted shopping for dealer offers is also possible and products with a sustainability seal are also listed. All in all, the app offers useful information and a price comparison for supermarket products.
But those who use the free app shouldn’t attach too much importance to data protection. The complete shopping data is shared with the provider of the app and combined with personal data to form a shopping profile. When using the app, the provider can track which product you bought when and where at what price.